|Eligibility & Dues
A member in good standing of the Alabama State Bar who is interested or who is engaged in the defense of criminal cases is eligible for membership upon approval of his or her application and receipt of the annual membership dues. Members of the judiciary and those regularly employed in a prosecutorial office are not eligible.
Membership Categories and Annual DuesLifetime Membership: One-time dues: $7,500. Payment method: Lump sum payment of $7,000 or $1,000 per year for six years with $1,500 first installment. Benefits: No dues again, FREE seminars, listing in the Guardian, Lifetime Membership certificate, Guardian subscription, full access to the ACDLA website, and Listserv membership.
President's Club: Dues: $600 per year. Benefits: Summer Seminar FREE, listing in the Guardian, President's Club certificate, Guardian subscription, full access to ACDLA website, Listserv membership.
Regular: Dues: $185 per year for members of Bar for 3 years or more. Benefits: Early-bird discounts for seminars and other events, FREE admittance to annual "Four Corners" workshops, membership certificate, Guardian subscription, full access to ACDLA website, Listserv membership.
New Lawyers: Dues: $100. New lawyers are a member of the Bar for less than three years. After first year, member must renew as a Regular, President's Club, or Lifetime member. Benefits: Early-bird discounts for seminars and other events, FREE admittance to annual "Four Corners" workships, Guardian subscription, full access to ACDLA website, the ACDLA Listserv, and more.
Associate Members: Associate Members: Dues $150. Persons whose duties and responsibilities are part of, or contribute to, the defense of criminal cases and the goals of the Association. Such members might include, but not be limited to experts, paralegals, vendors and investigators. This member receives publications and discounts to all CLEs but does not participate on the listserv and is not entitled to vote.